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Workshops : Comparative Investigation, Part Two : Participants

Ackerman, Mark
Aslakson, Eric
Avery, Paul
Bhatnagar, Rishi
Bietz, Matthew
Boampong, Shirley
Bos, Nathan
Bowker, Geoffrey (Geof)
Cohen, Michael
Cooney, Daniel
Cummings, Jonathon
Dahl, Erik
Estes, Deron
Finholt, Thomas
Furnas, George
Greenes, Bob
Grethe, Jeff
Hardin, Joseph
Hedstrom, Margaret
Hemphill, Libby
Hofer, Erik
Horn, Dan
Hubbard, Paul
Iacono, Suzanne
Jacobs, Larry
Jahanian, Farnam
James, Mark
Johnston, Jerome
Jovicich, Jorge
Keeling, Harry
Kerr, Gillian
Kertcher, Zack
Lampe, Clifford (Cliff)
Leigh, Jason
Luo, Airong
Mark, Gloria
McDonald, Sarah-Kathryn (Sarah-Kay)
Neal, Homer
Olson, Gary
Olson, Judy
Owen-Smith, Jason
Park, Kyoung
Pasek, Zbigniew
Patel, Vimla
Pearlman, Laura
Poltrock, Steven
Prakash, Atul
Puetz, Mary
Saunders, Brian
Severance, Chuck
Sharma, Sharad
Sonnenwald, Diane
Suryo, Stephen
Teasley, Stephanie
Trimble, John
Turner, Jessica
Verhey-Henke, Ann
Walsh, John
Wilde, Michael

Ackerman, Mark (

Mark Ackerman is an Associate Professor in the School of Information and in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Michigan. His interests are in computer-supported cooperative work, collaborative systems, and human-computer interaction. He has published on information access, organizational memory, privacy, and collaborative social spaces. Mark is currently working on a number of projects investigating design problems that simultaneously combine the technical and social.

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Aslakson, Eric (
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Avery, Paul (

Paul Avery is a professor in the Physics Department at the University of Florida.

Dr. Averyís research is in experimental High Energy Physics, and he participates in the CLEO experiment at Cornell University and the CMS experiment at CERN, Geneva. His interests include (1) decays of heavy quarks, (2) software, including OO methods and fitting algorithms, and (3) computing, especially distributed computing and Computational Grids.

Dr. Avery is Director of two NSF funded Grid projects, GriPhyN and the International Virtual Data Grid Laboratory (iVDGL). Both projects are collaborations of computer scientists, physicists and astronomers conducting Grid research applied to several national and international experiments with massive computational and data needs.

Dr. Avery received his Ph.D. in Physics (High Energy Physics) in 1980 from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

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Bhatnagar, Rishi (

Rishi Bhatnagar is a research assistant in the Center for Dental Informatics in the University of Pittsburgh. He has completed his Masters in Human Computer Interaction from Carnegie Mellon University and has a Bachelors in Engineering from India. Currently, he is a part of the NYU Oral Cancer RAAHP Center Informatics Core and is involved in understanding the rich interaction between members of a large research group. Future work will involve either developing an indigenous solution or identifying an existing software system to aid collaboration between project members by the way of sharing and searching information.

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Bietz, Matthew (

Matthew Bietz is a doctoral candidate at the University of Michigan School of Information. He is currently working with the International AIDS Research Collaboratory, which is developing and evaluating collaboratory facilities for HIV/AIDS researchers who are collaborating between the United States, Europe, and sub-Saharan Africa. He is studying the formation and maintenance of interpersonal relationships in distributed scientific teams.

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Boampong, Shirley (

Shirley Boampong is a graduate assistant at Howard University majoring in Computer Science. She is currently researching into how to cut-down the high rate of HIV infection women in Ghanaian women and how collaboratory technology can aid in this goal.

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Bos, Nathan (

Nathan Bos is an assistant research scientist with the Collaboratory for Research on Electronic Work in the School of Information. Nathan's expertise is in the development and use of simulations for research and teaching. He also has expertise in computer-supported collaborative work and project-based learning.

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Bowker, Geoffrey (Geof) (

Geoffrey C. Bowker is Professor in and Chair of the Department of Communication, University of California, San Diego. His PhD is in History and Philosophy of Science at Melbourne University. He studies social and organizational aspects of the development of very large scale information infrastructures. His first book (Science on the Run, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press) discussed the development of information practices in the oil industry. He has recently completed with Leigh Star a book on the history and sociology of medical classifications (Sorting Things Out: Classification and Practice - published by MIT Press in September 1999). This book looks at the classification of nursing work, diseases, viruses and race. He has co-edited a volume on Computer Support Cooperative Work (Social Science, Technical Systems and Cooperative Work: Beyond the Great Divide, LEA Press, 1997). He has, since his invitation to join the biodiversity subcommittee of the President's Committee of Advisors on Science and Technology been working in the field of biodiversity and environmental informatics. He has just completed a digital government funded project on long term databases in environmental science ( He has just finished the manuscript of a book, entitled Memory Practices in the Sciences about formal and informal recordkeeping in science over the past two hundred years; which includes extensive discussion of biodiversity informatics. He was 2002-2003 member of an OECD working group on international data sharing in science ( - the report can be found at this address. He is working on projects at the San Diego Computer Center and in the Long Term Ecological Research Network on the formative evaluation of scientific cyberinfrastructures. More information, including a number of publications can be found at his website:

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Cohen, Michael (

Michael Cohen is William D. Hamilton Professor of Complex Systems, Information, and Public Policy at The University of Michigan. Cohen received his BA in history from Stanford University (1966 with honors) and his Ph.D. in Social Science from the University of California at Irvine (1972). He then held an NSF-funded postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University.

Cohen's research centers on processes of learning and adaptation that go on within organizations as they adjust to their changing environments. He has written numerous articles contributing to the theories of organizational decision making and learning -- many employing computer simulation. The most influential of these is "A Garbage Can Model of Organizational Choice," a "citation classic" co-authored with James G. March and Johan P. Olsen. It inaugurated the use of what is now called agent-based simulation as a tool for refining theories of organizational process.

He is also the author, with Robert Axelrod, of Harnessing Complexity: Organizational Implications of a Scientific Frontier. (2000) This book aims to bring concepts derived from research on complex adaptive systems to bear on problems of management and design.

In recent years his empirical research has focused increasingly on the organizational effects of information technology. The work has involved laboratory studies as well as observation and prototype construction in field settings such as case management agencies and hospital radiology services.

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Cooney, Daniel (

Dan Cooney is currently employed by West Pole. Previously, he was a researcher on the Science of Collaboratories project ÔøΩ ÔøΩ at the University of Michigan until December 2004. Prior to that, he was a business analyst with Commerce One. He has a Master's in human-computer interaction from the School of Information at the University of Michigan, and a BA in Philosophy and English from Eastern Michigan University.

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Cummings, Jonathon (

Jonathon Cummings is an Assistant Professor of Management at the Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He completed his dissertation at Carnegie Mellon University, where he was a post-doctoral fellow at the Human-Computer Interaction Institute. Professor Cummings is interested in the social impact of geographic dispersion and communication technology on interpersonal relationships and work groups. His recent research focuses on coordination and success in multidisciplinary scientific collaborations.

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Dahl, Erik (

Erik Dahl is a recent graduate from the master's program of the University of Michigan School of Information.

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Estes, Deron (

Deron Estes is a Summer Intern with the BIRN project. Mr. Estes is a second year MBA student at the Boston University Graduate School of Management, concentrating in public and nonprofit management. Before entering business school, Mr. Estes worked for three years as IT consultant for Keane, Inc. and Breakaway solutions. Mr. Estes also spent a year in the health care consulting field at Segal. This summer, Mr. Estes will assist BIRN with financial and management issues associated with the expansion of the BIRN project and perform a market analysis of potential BIRN collaborators.

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Finholt, Thomas (

Dr. Finholt is the director of the Collaboratory for Research on Electronic Work, at the University of Michigan's School of Information, where he is also a senior associate research scientist. His research focuses on the design and use of collaborative computing environments, particularly scientific and engineering collaboratories. Dr. Finholt is currently a co-PI on the NEESgrid project, the system integration component of the NSF's George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation. For NEESgrid, Dr. Finholt is directing both assessment of community requirements and development of the NEESgrid collaboration environment. Dr. Finholt is also a co-PI on the Science of Collaboratories project, an NSF ITR award. Past projects include the NSF-funded Space Physics and Aeronomy Research Collaboratory (SPARC), a NIST-funded effort to explore the use of collaboration technology in design and manufacturing engineering, and a collaboration with Bell Labs Research to understand geographically-distributed software development.

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Furnas, George (

George Furnas got his A.B. degree from Harvard ('74) and his Ph.D. from Stanford ('80) and then spent 15 years in research at Bell Labs and Bellcore, where he became Director of Computer Graphics and Interactive Media research. In 1995 he joined the faculty of the University of Michigan, with appointments at the School of Information and the College of Engineering (Computer Science and Engineering). A principal focus of his research has been in the interdisciplinary area of human computer interaction, specializing in advanced information access and visualization, but he has also published work in multivariate statistics and graphical reasoning. Some of his past specific contributions include the developments in Statistical Semantics, Adaptive Indexing, Latent Semantic Indexing, Generalized Fisheye Views, Graphical Deduction Systems, Prosection (hi-dim visualization technique) , Collaborative Filtering, Multitrees, and Space-Scale Diagrams.

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Greenes, Bob (

Robert A. Greenes has an M.D. degree and Ph.D. in applied mathematics/computer science, both from Harvard, and is Board Certified in Diagnostic Radiology. Radiology Residency was at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School, and Radiologist, Brigham and Womenís Hospital. He is also Professor of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health; and Professor in the Health Science and Technology Division (HST), a joint division of Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

In 1978 Dr. Greenes established the Decision Systems Group (DSG) a Harvard-based biomedical informatics research and development laboratory at Brigham and Womenís Hospital which he directs, to pursue methodologies for biomedical and health education and decision support. He is the Program Director of the HST-based Boston Research Training Program in Biomedical Informatics, with support by the National Library of Medicine.

Dr. Greenes is a Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics as well as its past President, Fellow of the American College of Radiology, Fellow of the Society of Computer Applications in Radiology, and a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. He serves on a number of editorial boards, and is author of over 250 publications in the field of biomedical informatics.

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Grethe, Jeff (
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Hardin, Joseph (

Joseph Hardin is the Director of the Media Union's Collaborative Technologies Lab where he leads the application teams developing technologies in the areas of learning and collaboration, including the CHEF Project. The Media Union is a unique, state of the art, University of Michigan facility which brings together information resources, information technology, production studios, and the combined talents of information professionals from across campus units to serve the University community.

He is also a Clinical Assistant Professor at the School of Information, where he will be teaching a course on the Semantic Web next year. He is the coordinator of various testbed development activities in a number of the School's collaboratory projects, where his focus is integrating research programming efforts with user testbed production.

Prior to coming to the University of Michigan in 1997, Hardin was head of the Software Development Group (SDG) and Associate Director for Software Development at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois.

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Hedstrom, Margaret (

Margaret Hedstrom is an associate professor in the University of Michigan School of Information and the coordinator of the Archives and Records Management specialization of the Master of Science in Information program.

Her current research interests include digital preservation strategies, the impact of electronic communications on organizational memory and documentation, remote access to archival materials, and cultural preservation and outreach in developing countries.

Before joining the U-M faculty in 1995, Hedstrom was chief of state records advisory services and director of the Center for Electronic Records at the New York State Archives and Records Administration(1985-95).

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Hemphill, Libby (

Libby is a Ph.D. student in the School of Information and a graduate research assistant at the Collaboratory for Research on Electronic Work. She holds a degree in philosophy, political science and English literature from The University of Chicago. She has also worked as a developer for web and stand-alone applications. While at SI, her work has focused on the use of collaborative tools for research and teaching.

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Hofer, Erik (

Erik Hofer is a Collaborative Systems Specialist at the Collaboratory for Research on Electronic Work. He holds degrees from the University of Michigan in psychology and information. Erik has worked on the development and evaluation of a number of collaboratories in software engineering, manufacturing, high energy and nuclear physics and earthquake engineering. He is currently involved in the development of the George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation and in the Science of Collaboratories project.

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Horn, Dan (

Dan Horn is a post doctoral research fellow in the School of Information at the University of Michigan. He is a cognitive psychologist who's research interests focus on the cognitive and social aspects of computer mediated communication. He works on the User Requirements team for the George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES).

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Hubbard, Paul (

Paul Hubbard is a senior scientific programmer in the Globus group at Argonne National Labs, where he is currently working on the NEESgrid (National Earthquake Engineering and Simulation Grid) project. While obtaining his BS and MS in computer engineering at the University of New Mexico, he worked at Sandia National Labs in the areas of small-angle X-ray scattering and materials science. While there, he also worked on virtual reality systems, data acquisition, signal analysis, control systems and parallel programming. After graduating, he wrote large-scale caching code for the data handling system of the CDF experiment at Fermi National Accelerator Lab. Current research includes wavelet-domain convolution, seismic signal analysis and data acquisition systems.

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Iacono, Suzanne (

Suzi Iacono is Program Director of the Digital Society and Technologies Program in the Information and Intelligent Systems Division of the Computer and Information Sciences and Engineering Directorate of the National Science Foundation. She serves as the chair of the Interagency Social, Economic and Workforce (SEW) Implications of Information Technology and Information Technology Workforce Development Coordinating Group, which gives policy, program and budget guidance on federal SEW IT R & D. Previously, she held a faculty position at Boston University and was a Visiting Scholar at the Sloan School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She has written many journal articles, book chapters and conference papers on the social implications of IT. Recent examples include "Best Paper" in the Telemedicine Journal for 1999 and invited commentary in 2001 on the state of IT research in Information Systems Research journal. Suzi received her Ph.D. from the University of Arizona in Information Systems and her M.A. and B.A. from the University of California, Irvine in Social Ecology. She is Associate Editor for The Information Society and Management Information Systems Quarterly.

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Jacobs, Larry (

A native of Florida but longtime Atlanta resident, Larry led large-scale deployments of IBM's Lotus Notes for government and industry across Asia before entering the Masters program at UM School of Information. He helped develop IBM's Accelerated Value Method integrating organizational change and sofware development to overcome problems discovered in early Notes implementations (ala Orlikowski). His interests at UM have focused on information visualization for unstructured data and supporting CSCW in educational settings.

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Jahanian, Farnam (

Farnam Jahanian is a professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department of the University of Michigan. Prior to joining U-M, Dr. Jahanian worked at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center. He is also chairman and co-founder of Arbor Networks, Inc.

His research interests include distributed fault-tolerant computing, real-time systems, network protocols and architectures, protocols and tools for wide-area collaborative environments.

Some of Dr. Jahanian's recent projects are: ARMADA: middleware service for embedded real-time applications; Internet Performance Measurement and Analysis (IPMA) Project; ORCHESTRA: Probing and fault injection of distributed systems; the UARC Project:scalable and adapative data dissemination for wide-area collaborative environments.

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James, Mark (

Mark James is the Project Manager for the Biomedical Informatics Research Network (BIRN) Coordinating Center at the University of California, San Diego. He is responsible for the deployment of the BIRN infrastructure (hardware, software and network) for conducting neuroscience research on brain imaging. This project is funded by the National Institute of Health and currently involves collaboration between 12 universities.

Mr. James previously was a Project Manager for Stellcom in San Diego, a company that specializes in wireless engineering solutions, based on business and technology consulting that integrated enterprise infrastructures, and Internet devices and appliances. Mr. James was Vice President of Software Development at ALLTEL Corporation in San Diego specializing in developing commercial loan banking solutions. Mr. James was also Director, Consulting Services, for Litton Enterprise Solutions in Woodland Hills, California. The firm was a computer service bureau which specializes in providing outsourcing support for 300 major corporations and small companies throughout the United States.

He has also served as an Associate Director of the COMEX Project at the University of Southern California. This group developed large-scale urban and environmental simulation programs.

Mr. James has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Sciences from The Pennsylvania State University, a Master in Public Administration from the University of Southern California.

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Johnston, Jerome (

Jerome (Jere) Johnston is a Research Scientist at the University of Michigan's Research Center for Group Dynamics, Institute for Social Research. His research program, Teaching, Learning and Technology Program [], focuses on technology and learning issues. His current work involves creating professional development collaboratories in and between 14 states, building networks of teachers involved in learning how to teach effectively at a distance. Using a variety of virtual support systems, he is studying what is required to provide effective support for developing new skills and social support when there is limited face-to-face interaction among the participants.

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Jovicich, Jorge (

Jorge Jovicich works as the Project Manager of the Brain Morphometry Biomedical Informatics Research Network (BIRN), at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston.

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Keeling, Harry (

Dr. Keeling is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Systems and Computer Science at Howard University. He received the B.S. degree in Mathematics from Georgetown University, the M.S. degree in Computer Science from George Washington University, and the Ph.D. degree in Information Technology from George Mason University. His research interests include intelligent tutoring systems, machine learning, and artificial Intelligence.

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Kerr, Gillian (

Gillian received her Ph.D. in Clinical/Counselling Psychology from York University in 1983. She is President of RealWorld Systems Inc., a consulting firm that helps organizations become more effective through the design and implementation of better information systems. See for more details.

Gillian is an industrial/organizational psychologist. Formerly she was Vice President of MarketLink Corporation (a Canadian technology consulting company) and Vice President of United Way of Greater Toronto. She was an Advisory Board Member of the Schulich School of Business, and is currently a Board Member and Chair of Health Promotion for the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.

Over the last ten years Dr. Kerr has worked with more than 20 funders -- government, foundations and United Ways -- on program design and development, focusing on identifying key performance indicators that will guide organizational direction. Her consulting work in technology focuses on how organizations can use information systems to be more effective - make better decisions, work together more collaboratively, manage more efficiently, and engage their communities. Currently she is developing a distance research network with the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (

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Kertcher, Zack (

Zack Kertcher works as the Chief Technology Officer of the Data Research and Development Research Center. At DRDC Zack combines his sociological academic interests and experience with his information technology work experience. His job is to assess academic research needs, find and implement appropriate technological solutions to facilitate the development of virtual nation-wide education research scholarly community.

Zack has more than ten years of job experience in information technology. He served as the Chief Information Security Officer for the Israeli Police, supervised the security aspects of a $300 million, 12-year governmental computer tender, and directed numerous IT networking, systems and infrastructure projects. In addition he worked as a consultant for a variety of commercial and governmental organizations, including Compaq, Coca-Cola, Pioneer Concrete, NDS, Comverse, The Israeli Police, Israel Defense Forces, Bezeq International, and Visa Alpha Card.

He holds an M.A. with Honors from the Committee of International Relation at the University of Chicago and a B.A. in Political Science from Tel Aviv University.

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Lampe, Clifford (Cliff) (

Cliff is a doctoral student in the School of Information at the University of Michigan. He is researching self-organizing online conversation.

A graduate of Kalamazoo College, Cliff matriculated in 1996 with degrees in psychology and spanish. After spending time teaching and working as a suicide interventionist in Kalamazoo, Cliff moved to Ann Arbor to work for the Institute for Social Research as a Survey Specialist.

Besides working towards his degree, Cliff works as a book reviewer for, and a developer for Slashdot's parent company, OSDN, specializing in user interface design.

In his time at the School of Information, Cliff has been involved with developing digital libraries for the University of Fort Hare, the first Black college in South Africa, and creating a multimedia CD-ROM on African plants that have become important to America for the Matthaei Botanical Gardens. He's been involved in strategizing the use of Open Source Software for nonprofit organizations, and was a member of the CAMiLEON project working on issues involving preserving digital information.

Currently, Cliff is preparing to defend his proposal of his dissertation work. He is currently looking at data from Slashdot to determine how feedback mechanisms affect participation in conversations in that space.

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Leigh, Jason (

Jason Leigh is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at the Electronic Visualization Laboratory (EVL) at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC).

His current areas of interest include: developing techniques for interactive, remote visualization of massive data sets over high-speed photonic networks; and for supporting long-term collaborative work in amplified collaboration environments. Leigh is co-chair of the Global Grid Forum's Advanced Collaborative Environments research group; and a co-founder of the GeoWall Consortium. Leigh now leads EVL's research on the OptIPuter- a cluster of distributed computers interconnected by photonic networks.

Leigh has led EVL's Tele-Immersion research agenda since 1995 after developing the first networked CAVE application in 1992. The outcome of his work has been in active use by General Motors, Hughes Research Labs, Searle/Monsanto, members of the NSF-funded, PACI Alliance, the Next Generation Internet and Internet2, and collaborators around the world including: the Cooperative Research Centre for Advanced Computational Systems (ACSys) in Australia, Institute of High Performance Computing in Singapore, Intelligent Modeling Laboratory at Tokyo University, and the National Center for High-Performance Computing in Taiwan; and many others.

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Luo, Airong (

Airong Luo is a doctoral student in the School of Information, University of Michigan. She is interested the relations between the uses of information technology and scientistsí productivity and credibility. At SI, her research work has focused on collaboratory use and its influence on the change of social network structure in the space science community.

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Mark, Gloria (

Gloria Mark is a faculty member in the Interactive and Collaborative Technologies group at the University of California, Irvine. Prior to this, she had been a research scientist at the GMD in Bonn, Germany. Her work in CSCW involves studying the effects of technology use on group behaviors. Technologies she has studied include collaborative hypermedia, shared electronic workspaces, desktop conferencing, and HDTV video conferencing. Her main research interest is in studying the effects of virtual collocation.

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McDonald, Sarah-Kathryn (Sarah-Kay) (

Sarah-Kathryn McDonald is the Executive Director of the Data Research and Development Center, NORC at the University of Chicago. Previously she worked as a policy and social researcher with the U.S. Bureau of the Census and the British General Election Study at Oxford University's Nuffield College. After completing her MBA in Marketing at the City University, London, England, Dr. McDonald worked as a public affairs consultant, and served on the board of directors of EU government relations firm Counselors in Public Policy. During that time she was a consultant to both IT and telecommunications organizations, and began to explore regulatory issues affecting (then emergent) ICT industries. From 1993-1998 Dr. McDonald was a member of the faculty of the Department of Management at Birkbeck College in the University of London, and a Member of the College's Board of Governors. Relevant publications during that period include "Regulating Audiotex: Lessons for the Future Development and Oversight of Electronic Information and Telecommunication Services," Telecommunications Policy (1995); with David Wiseman) "Putting the User First: The Public Policy Imperatives of Multimedia in the Household," in Dholakia and Fortin (eds) COTIM-95 (Conference on Telecommunications and Information Markets) Proceedings; and (with Pancho Nunes and Roland Calori) "Regions: Between Global and Local" in Atamer, Calori, and Nunes (eds), The Dynamics of International Competition: From Practice to Theory (2000). More recently she worked to promote the use of research findings for educational improvement, as Associate Director for Policy Outreach at the Consortium on Chicago School Research.

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Neal, Homer (

Homer A. Neal is Director of the UM-ATLAS Collaboratory Project, the Samuel A. Goudsmit Professor of Physics, Interim President Emeritus, and Vice President Emeritus for Research at the University of Michigan. From 1987 to 1993 he was Chair of the University of Michigan Physics Department. Before returning to Michigan (he received his PhD from UM in 1966), he served as Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost at the State University of New York at Stony Brook (1981-86) and Dean for Research and Graduate Development at Indiana University (1976-81).

Dr. Neal's research area is experimental high energy physics and he is currently conducting his research at CERN, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics, where his research group is part of the ATLAS Experiment. Neal also participates in the DZERO collaboration that in 1995 announced the discovery of the top quark. Within the early phase of DZERO the Michigan group had particular responsibility for designing, implementing, and analyzing data from the Intercryostat Detector that was built by the team at University of Michigan. His technical research expertise includes the design of particle detectors, particle event reconstruction and analysis, large-scale database management and particle physics phenomenology. He has led many experiments that have elucidated the nature of spin effects in high energy particle interactions, including proton-proton elastic scattering, electron-positron scattering and in various inclusive hadronic reactions.

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Olson, Gary (

Gary M. Olson is Paul M. Fitts Professor of Human-Computer Interaction and Associate Dean for Research in the School of Information and Professor of Psychology at the University of Michigan. He received his B.A. (1967) in Psychology from the University of Minnesota, and an M.A. (1968) and Ph.D. (1970) in Psychology from Stanford University. He served on active duty as a Lieutenant in the Medical Service Corps of the U.S. Naval Reserve from 1970 to 1973, working as an Experimental Psychologist at the Naval Submarine Medical Research Laboratory in Groton, Connecticut. In 1973 he joined the faculty of Michigan State University as an Assistant Professor of Psychology. He moved to The University of Michigan in 1975, where he has been since. During 1989-90 he was on sabbatical leave in Cambridge, England, and in 1998 was on sabbatical leave in both Palo Alto, California and London, England. Since 1993 he has been Professor of Psychology at the Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing. In 1996 he became a charter faculty member of the new School of Information at the University of Michigan, where he has also served as Associate Dean for Research. He served as Interim Dean of the School from September of 1998 to December 1999.

For the past decade-and-a-half he has conducted research in the areas of human-computer interaction (HCI) and computer supported cooperative work (CSCW). Of late much of the focus of his work has been on how to support small groups of people working on difficult intellectual tasks, particularly when the members of the group are geographically distributed. This research has involved both field studies of groups attempting to do such work and lab studies that evaluate specific technologies. His research is currently supported by the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the Russell Sage Foundation, the John Evans Foundation, the Pritzker Foundation, and the Ameritech Foundation. He has published nearly a hundred articles and chapters, and has edited three books. He served as Director of the Cognitive Science and Machine Intelligence Laboratory from 1986 to 1994, and as Director of the Collaboratory for Research on Electronic work from 1994 to 1997.

Professor Olson has served on behalf of a wide range of national and international organizations. He has chaired a several international conferences, including the Cognitive Science Society annual meeting (twice), the Design of Interactive Systems (DIS) meetings (twice), and the Empirical Studies of Programmers meeting. He has served as technical program chair for both CHI '91 and CSCW '96, and has chaired a number of other specific activities for both CHI and CSCW. He has served on numerous NSF review panels and advisory groups, including hosting four grantee conferences for the Coordination Theory and Collaboration Technology initiative. He serves on five editorial boards, and does extensive ad hoc reviewing.

At the University of Michigan he has been an active participant in both the Department of Psychology and the School of Information, serving on numerous committees. He has also been on a number of University-wide committees, particularly in the area of information technology.

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Olson, Judy (

Judith S. Olson is the Richard W. Pew Chair in Human Computer Interaction, Professor at the School of Information, Professor in the Computer and Information Systems Department at the Business School, and Professor at the Department of Psychology .

Judy's current research focuses on the nature of group work and the design and evaluation of technology to support it. This field combines cognitive and social psychology with the design of information systems. She began her career at Michigan in the Department of Psychology, served as a Technical Supervisor for human factors in systems engineering at Bell Laboratories in New Jersey, and returned to Michigan to the Business School and then the new School of Information. She has over 60 publications in journals and books, and has served on a number of national committees, including the National Research Council Committee on Human Factors and the Council of the Association for Computing Machinery. She has recently been appointed to the CHI Academy.

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Owen-Smith, Jason (

Jason Owen-Smith received his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Arizona. After completing two years of post-doctoral research in the School of Education at Stanford, he moved to the University of Michigan where he is currently an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Organizational Studies. Jason is interested in the intersection of science, formal organizations, and the economy. His dissertation examined trajectories of organizational and institutional change in the context of patenting and licensing efforts at research-intensive universities. That research expanded to encompass several related projects. An ethnographic study of the micro-processes of organizational learning draws on more than a year of fieldwork in a technology licensing office to examine decision-making processes and the role that non-scientists play in shaping innovations. Quantitative analyses of multiple indicators of technology transfer success aim to understand the organizational effects of different pathways to commercial engagement on campus. With collaborators, Jason engages in projects that examine the role of academic research institutions in economic growth, the evolution of innovation networks, and network-based organizational learning. He is working to balance the use of multiple methods and developing techniques to enable the visual exploration, analysis, and presentation of complex network data.

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Park, Kyoung (

Kyoung Shin Park is a doctoral candidate in computer science at University of Illinois at Chicago's Electronic Visualization Laboratory (EVL). Her dissertation research is focused on developing techniques and designs for supporting long-term collaborative work in Amplified Collaboration Environments. Amplified Collaboration Environments are display-rich project rooms that allow distributed scientists and engineers to work together in intensive collaborative campaigns. Her research interests include human-computer interaction, collaboration systems, interactive visualization, high-performance adaptive networking, and multimedia design.

Park is a member of EVL's tele-immersion group, which investigates human-centered technology as applied to distributed scientific collaboration. Her work at EVL includes developing network performance monitoring and visualization tools, creating CAVE art applications in cooperation with EVL artists, and designing/conducting various human factors studies.

Park earned her MS in computer science from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1997. Her thesis research explored the effects of network characteristics and information sharing on human performance in tele-immersive environments. Tele-immersion allows users in different locations around the world to collaborate over high-speed networks in shared virtual environments.

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Pasek, Zbigniew (

Zbigniew Pasek is an Asst. Research Scientist and Operations Manager in the NSF Engineering Research Center for Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems (ERC/RMS) at the University of Michigan. His primary research interests are in manufacturing automation (machine design, controls, system configuration) and engineering education. He currently leads a project developing an interactive manufacturing exhibit for the Ann Arbor Hands-on Museum and coordinates a collaborative effort between ERC/RMS and Morgan State University.

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Patel, Vimla (

Vimla Patel is a professor in the departments Biomedical Informatics and Psychiatry at Columbia University and an adjunct professor of Psychology and Education at Columbia Teachers College in New York. She is the director of the Laboratory of Decision Making and Cognition in the department of Medical Informatics.She received her education in Psychology and Educational Psychology from McGill University in Montreal

Vimla is interested in research at the interface between Cognitive Science and Education covering both fundamental as well as applied work. She adapted methods and theories from cognitive science to address competent performance in the workplace and learning as well as issues of computer mediated collaborative design for decision making in Medicine and Health.

Vimla was elected to the Royal Society of Canada by the Academy of Social Sciences and Humanities in 1996 and received an Honorary Doctor of Science degree from the University of Victoria, BC, Canada in 1998. In 1996, she was elected a fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics in 1996 and was awarded the honor by being the recipient of the "Woman of Science" award from Sweden.

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Pearlman, Laura (

Laura Pearlman is a Computer Scientist at the University of Southern
California's Information Sciences Institute, where she works on grid
computing as part of the Globus project. Her focus is on grid
security; currently, she is also working on the NEESgrid project's
system architecture.

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Poltrock, Steven (

Steven Poltrock is a Technical Fellow in the Mathematics & Computing Technology organization of Boeing Phantom Works. He leads Boeing's research in collaboration technology, including projects supporting teamwork, workflow management, and knowledge management. He worked as a programmer and engineer in the aerospace industry before obtaining a Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology at the University of Washington. He conducted research in perception, cognition, and mathematical psychology at the University of Denver and Bell Laboratories. In 1984 he joined MCC's Human Interface Laboratory where he began studying team collaboration. He joined Boeing in 1989 where he has researched and written about computer supported cooperative work, including collaborative user interface design, innovative collaboration technology, and experiences deploying groupware systems.

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Prakash, Atul (

Atul Prakash is a Professor in the Department of EECS at the University of Michigan. His research interests include security, computer-supported cooperative work (CSCW), distributed systems, and software engineering. He has participated in several large-scale research projects, including two NSF-funded multi-institution collaboratories,the five year Upper Atmospheric Research Collaboratory Project, and the SPARC collaboratory project. He has also led the DARPA-funded Antigone project, which is exploring mechanisms for specifying and enforcing security policies in group communication systems. It has been used to support secure video multicasts of an Internet2 workshop to the participants. He has been supported by funding from IBM Watson Research Center, Microsoft, Intel, NSF, NASA, National Security Agency, and Hitachi Software, among others. He has also consulted with a number of companies in the security and collaboration areas. Professor Prakash has served on several program committees, including several ACM CSCW Conferences, IEEE ICDCS conference, and the IEEE Distributed Systems conference.

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Puetz, Mary (

Mary Puetz is a masterís student in the School of Information at the University of Michigan. She has 13 years of professional experience combining digital information management, marketing and e-learning.

In addition to completing her masterís in information policy/management and human/computer interaction, Mary is currently focusing her research of Computer Supported Cooperative Work with CREW, particularly in the areas of scientific research and global communication. Mary is working as Professor Judy Olson's research assistant on the Science of Collaboratories project concentrating her efforts this spring on examining the Biomedical Informatics Research Network,

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Saunders, Brian (

Brian Saunders is a bioinformatics analyst at the San Diego Supercomputer Center at the University of California, San Diego. His primary function is to provide sequence bioinformatics analysis for the Alliance for Celluar Signaling, both for the UCSD Bioinformatics Laboratory, and for AfCS members located at other laboratories. Brian also oversees the Biology Workbench, having been the primary support person for it prior to the format of AfCS.

Brian has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University, and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He has worked in Shankar Subramaniam's bioinformatics group since 1997, having joined him at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign prior to the group's move to UC-San Diego in 1999.

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Severance, Chuck (

Charles R. Severance: Charles is currently a Senior Research Programmer at the University of Michigan Media Union working on tools for online collaboration for teaching, learning, and research.

Charles is the Author of the book High Performance Computing, Second Edition, published by O'Reilly and Associates.

Charles has taught Computer Science courses at the University of Michigan and Michigan State University.

Charles has developed several tools to assist in the production of multimedia web-based lectures. The tools are called the Sync-O-Matic 3000 and ClipBoard-2000.

Charles is the co-host of a Television show called "Nothin but Net" produced by MediaOne. Charles was previously the co-host of a nationally televised program called Internet:TCI.

Charles has a B.S., M.S., and Phd. in Computer Science from Michigan State University. His research area is the use of parallel processors for High Performance Computing and the use of the Internet to deliver educational content.

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Sharma, Sharad (

Sharad is a doctoral student in Computer-Aided-Design at University of Michigan. His research is focused on collaborative virtual environment for education. His research interests include human-computer interaction, virtual reality, computer-supported cooperative work, computer graphics and multimedia design.

Sharad has earned his MS degree in Computer-Aided-Design (Architecture) from University of Michigan. His research thesis explored collaboration, simulation and graphic design in Java and C++.

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Sonnenwald, Diane

(needs to be updated) Dr. Diane Sonnenwald is an associate professor at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, NC with appointments in the School of Information and Library Science and the Computer Science Department. Before joining UNC, she worked at Bell Labs and at Bell Communications Research doing long-range strategic planning for the public switched telecommunications infrastructure. She conducts research on collaboration, knowledge management and technology in a variety of settings including historically black colleges and universities, research universities, industrial research and development and the military. Diane currently leads the nanoManipulator Collaboratory Research Project (with M. Whitton) funded by the National Institutes of Health, and the Collaboration Effort at the National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center for Environmentally Responsible Solvents and Processes. In August 2003, Diane will assume a new position as full professor at the University of Boras and Gothenburg University, Sweden.

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Suryo, Stephen (

Stephen Suryo will be a master's student in the School of Information, specializing in human-computer interactions. He graduated from the University of Michigan in 2002 with a B.S. degree in Computer Science. He was also working for one year as a research assistant at the Space Physics Research Laboratory at the University of Michigan. His interests are in the areas of distributed computing technologies.

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Teasley, Stephanie (

Stephanie Teasley is a Senior Associate Research Scientist at the School of Information and the Collaboratory for Research on Electronic Work, and she is the Project Director of the Learning Technologies Lab at the Media Union.

Teasley's current research focuses on the social and cognitive processes in collaboration. She researches technology use to support key aspects of collaboration for both co-located groups and distributed groups. She has had extensive experience assessing work practices and user needs, and designing, implementing, and evaluating technology use. She has conducted her work in schools, Fortune 500 companies, and with the human virology community. She is also involved in the development effort at UM focused on collaborative tools for academic research and teaching.

Her work has been published in Science, IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, Social Science Computing Review, and Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work; editions of Discourse, Tools, and Reasoning: Situated Cognition and Technologically Supported Environments and Computers as Cognitive Tools; and she is the co-editor of Perspectives on Socially Shared Cognition.

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Trimble, John (

John Trimble received his BS degree in science engineering from Northwestern University in 1971, and MS in computer science from Stanford in 1973, and MS in operations research from University of California Berkeley in 1980 and his PhD from Georgia Institute of Technology in systems engineering in 1992. Prior to returning to the University to complete his doctorate, John worked in industry as a programmer analyst, project manager and manager of software quality assurance at Hewlett Packard, Xerox, and Amdahl. From 1989-1996 John served as the chairperson of the computer science department at Morris Brown College. In 1996 John joined the faculty at Howard University in the systems and computer science department.

John is currently an associate professor and director of the departments graduate program. His research interest include intelligent systems, knowledge management, system dynamics, knowledge acquisition, and appropriate technology.

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Turner, Jessica (

I am the project manager for the FIRST BIRN (Functional Imaging Research in Schizophrenia Testbed, Biomedical Informatics Research Network), in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, University of California, Irvine. I received my Ph.D. from the Department of Cognitive Sciences at UCI, and post-doctoral training at the Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience, Rutgers, before working at the Long Beach Veterans Affairs Hospital as the head of their fMRI for Research program, until this year when I joined the BIRN project.

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Verhey-Henke, Ann (

Ann Verhey-Henke manages the School of Information (SI) research activities and coordinates with the Schoolís Associate Dean for Research in development the Schoolís research agenda. She is responsible for communications and relationships with sponsors. She is also the SI liaison with the research community at the University of Michigan. She came to the School of Information in August of 2000.

Ann joined the University of Michigan research community in July of 1997. She first served as Research Associate for the Center for Applied Research on Aging and Cognition at the University of Michiganís Institute for Social Research (ISR). She remained with ISR working with various research programs, including the Program for Research on Black Americans until her move to SI. At SI, Ann has helped to bring the School of Information into a new age of research capacity for research, by providing a central unit within the School whose sole purpose it is to work on enhancing and advocating for the various research interests of the Schoolís faculty.

Ann holds a BA in Psychology and Religion from Hope College and a MDiv from McCormick Theological Seminary.

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Walsh, John (

John Walsh: I am an Associate Professor of Sociology at University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). I am currently a Visiting Professor at University of Tokyo's Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology (RCAST). My Ph.D. is from Northwestern University (1988). My research interests are the study of innovation and the sociology of work and organizations. I am currently involved in two main research projects. The first (in collaboration with Wesley Cohen, Akira Goto, Akiya Nagata and Richard Nelson) is a cross-national study (US-Japan) on patenting and innovation, and university-industry linkages. The second is a survey of scientists in four fields (biology, mathematics, physics and sociology) on the relations between the uses of the Internet and scientific collaboration and productivity.

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Wilde, Michael (

Michael Wilde is a software architect on the Globus Project in the Math and Computer Science Division of Argonne National Laboratory, and serves as the project coordinator of GriPhyN, the Grid Physics Network. His current area of research is in the application of data provenance and virtual data grid tools and techniques to enhancing the productivity of large, data-intensive scientific experiments. (See the Chimera Virtual Data System,

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